Girls on the Run Coach

Coaching a Girls on the Run site is one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences you can have! We at GOTR are always looking for healthy minded, positive and FUN individuals to lead a team of a maximum of 16 girls. Parents, teachers, school administrators, college students, runners, non-runners, and people who are committed to developing and celebrating our youth make great coaches! Coaches serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate at more than 35 GOTR sites in Willamette Valley. At each site, 2 coaches (at least one female) deliver the GOTR curriculum, twice a week for 90 minutes. If you are passionate about the GOTR mission, committed to working with a group of girls throughout the 10 week season in the spring, and able to bring energy and joy to each practice, please join us!

We are now accepting applications for 2016 Fall and 2017 Spring Season. 

Head Coaches must be at least 21 years old and must be female. Male coaches are welcome as assistant coaches. 

Fall 2016  Heart & Sole NEW Coach Application

Fall 2016 Heart & Sole RETURNING Coach Application


 Spring 2017 NEW Coach and Application  

Spring 2017 RETURNING Coach Application  


Click here for a printable 2014-2015 Coach Flyer

More information on coach requirements can be found in the Coach Application. Your application will be forwarded to our Program Coordinator who will follow up with you shortly.

How Do I Become A Coach? 

  • Complete the Coach Application and background check
  • Attend one of three Coach Training Sessions and online assignments.        

What it takes to be a Coach

  • Enthusiasm!                   
  • Complete a one day Coach Training and all online assignments.
  • Be willing to be active with the girls, but not necessarily be a strong runner
  • Co-lead curriculum lessons twice a week for 90 minutes for 10 weeks.
  • Work together with 2-3 coaches per team.
  • Motivate girls ages 8-11 (Elementary) or ages 11-14 (Middle School)
  • Head Coach must be 21 years old and female and Assistant Coach must be 18 years old
  • CPR/First Aid Certification required for Head Coach.
  • Cheer on your girls at the End-of-Season 5K

What is the difference between Head, Assistant and Practice Partner Coaches?

  • Head coaches must be female, at least 21 years old, complete in-person and online trainings and lead the lessons alongside assistant coaches. 
  • Assistant coaches must be at least 18 years old, complete in-person and online trainings. 
  • Practice partners are a type of assistant coach that commits to coaching at least once a week and is not required to complete all trainings. 

Dates for Coaches

Fall Middle School Season September 22- - December 7

Fall 5K: Saturday, December 5th-              CORVALLIS MUSTACHE DACHE 

Spring 2016 Elementary School Season: March  - June 7th

Spring 5K:  Saturday, June 4th 

Coaches' Training Dates

Spring 2016 Coaches: 4 trainings offered. Coaches required to attend one training.

Eugene Training: Saturday, January 30 (9am-1pm)

  • Guy Lee Elementary School Gym

Corvallis Training 1: Saturday, February 6 (9am-1pm)

  • Ashbrook Independent School Gym

Corvallis Training 2: Saturday, February 13 (9am-1pm)

  • Ashbrook Independent School Gym

Salem Training: Saturday, February 20 (9am-1pm)

  • Location TBA

Access Coach Resources

GOTR Coach Application